i>clicker Student Response System
Clickers, also known as student response systems and classroom voting systems, allow students to answer teacher-posed questions using an electronic polling unit. To simplify integrating clickers into your classes, KUMC has adopted the i>clicker system as our preferred clickers system.
- Clickers enable you to quickly conduct formative assessments during class, getting important feedback about student understanding and adjust instruction based on this feedback.
- With clickers, you can poll audience opinions, interests, and preferences and adapt your presentation using this information.
- Using a peer instruction strategy, you can increase student interaction, especially in large lecture courses.
What are some exciting and useful capabilities of clickers?
- Automatically track individual student attendance and performance.
- Import student scores into your Blackboard grade book.
- Conduct anonymous opinion polls on controversial topics.
- Work with any computer program, not just PowerPoint.
- Include web-based clickers, in addition to or instead of hand-held clicker units, for students who already bring laptops or smartphones to class.
How do I begin using clickers?
Schedule a consultation with your TLT Liaison to explore how clickers might be integrated into your courses:
Additional online resources for clickers:
- Uploading Grades from i>grader into Blackboard
- 7 Things You Should Know about Clickers
- How To Use Clickers Effectively (11-minute video)
- Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips
For more information about this service, contact Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) at (913) 588-7107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.